Hey everyone. Some of you may remember following me, some of you may not remember. Regardless, I want to say thank you for sticking with me.
I have been absent for quite a few months now because of school. I’m currently coming to the end of this school year (WOOOOOO!!!!!) so I’m hoping to be able to devote more time to this account.
In my absence I have gained several new followers. I am not able to name all of you at the moment, but I want to say welcome to you all, and thanks for following! And thanks again to all my other followers for sticking with me. You all ROCK! God bless!
“When my daughter was a toddler, I used to take her to a park not far from our apartment. One day as she was playing in a sandbox, an ice-cream salesman approached us. I purchased her a treat, and when I turned to give it to her, I saw her mouth was full of sand. Where I had intended to put a delicacy, she had put dirt.
Did I love her with dirt in her mouth? Absolutely. Was she any less of my daughter with dirt in her mouth? Of course not. Was I going to allow her to keep the dirt in her mouth? No way. I loved her right where she was, but I refused to leave her there. I carried her over to the water fountain and washed out her mouth. Why? Because I love her.
God does the same for us. He holds us over the fountain. “Spit out the dirt, honey,” our Father urges. “I’ve got something better for you.” And so he cleanses us of filth; immorality, dishonesty, prejudice, bitterness, greed. We don’t enjoy the cleansing; sometimes we even opt for the dirt over the ice cream. “I can eat dirt if I want to!” we pout and proclaim. Which is true—we can. But if we do, the loss is ours. God has a better offer.”— Max Lucado, Just Like Jesus (via pulchritudinous-grace)